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  • Earliest start date

    1 January 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 April 2024

  • Closing date

    26 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A highly effective teacher.
  • Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here;
  • Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs. Someone that does not make excuses for what children can achieve.

What the school offers its staff

  • A large, fully-staffed, experienced department that is well resourced
  • Huge support and professional progression opportunities
  • A knowledge-rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • An excellent curriculum and resources
  • Opportunity to teach from KS3 up to A Level
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • Disruption-free learning
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who will support you
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ instructional coaching, helping you to continuously develop our practice
  • Excellent CPD, career development and promotion opportunities across the Astrea Cambridgeshire region
  • Opportunity to complete NPQs
  • An unrivalled professional progression model

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.
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About Longsands Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1688 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to apply for the position of Head of Mathematics at Longsands Academy, from 1st September 2023. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the curriculum leadership team, providing curricular expertise to lead and develop a department with successful outcomes at both GCSE and A-Level. The Maths Department at Longsands is a large and thriving part of a successful school. The team prides itself on its collaborative approach and the high standards in teaching and in the outcomes it achieves. Applicants will have high aspirations and a proven track record of delivering consistently good teaching, which results in high levels of student attainment and progress. Longsands Academy is an 11-18 fully-inclusive secondary school serving the community of St Neots and the surrounding area. The academy has around 1750 students including 250 in the Sixth Form. Longsands is proud of its inclusive and aspirational approach, whether that is in supporting students preparing for Oxbridge or working with students with special educational needs. We are ambitious for every child, no matter their background or circumstance, prior attainment or needs. The academy also has a strong track record of supporting of staff by ensuring excellent mentoring, a supportive culture and many opportunities for development and involvement in wider school activities. We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in direct and explicit instruction and have been influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine’s principles and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins successful teaching and learning.

Arranging a visit to Longsands Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@astreaacademytrust.org.

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